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Danish Tribute (and Layton poem), blog entry, Jan 5 06

http://tekakwita.blogspot.com/2006/01/irving-layton-1912-2006.html
Irving Layton, 93 er død.
Irving Layton 1912-2006
Posted by Joe @ torsdag, Denmark
January 5, 2006

Irving Layton, 93 er død. Den første store canadiske digter, der for 50 år siden blev Leonard Cohens første mentor og lærer. De har siden været venner. Leyton nåede at blive nomineret til Nobel prisen i litteratur i et langt og produktivt liv. Han har siden 2000 været ramt af Alzheimers. Cohen skriver om ham i dag:

"He is our greatest poet, our greatest champion of poetry. Alzheimer's could not silence him, and neither will death."

Misunderstanding

I placed
my hand
upon
her thigh.
By the way
she moved
away
I could see
her devotion
to literature
was not
perfect.

Irving Layton, 1956

"It is as dangerous to overestimate the goodness of people
as to underestimate their stupidity."

posted by Joe @ torsdag, januar 05, 2006

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